Thornycroft Vehicle Registers

Thornycroft

Thornycroft kept a manuscript register of all the vehicles they built. These usually included the chassis and engine numbers, the name of the customer, date of delivery and a note of the model and the engine.

The original registers have survived and are in Hampshire County Council’s Thornycroft archive. To make them accessible to owners of historic vehicles and other researchers we are having them typed up so that they can be read and searched online. Work is ongoing but the PDF documents below represent the first two volumes and cover the period from 1896 to 1927. We are grateful to one of our volunteers for undertaking this mammoth task and to members of the Thornycroft Register for proof reading and formatting. We have noted approximate years against each PDF to assist access but these are rough guides as the delivery date could be some time after the chassis number was assigned.

Vehicles in the early days were sold as a chassis with engine and transmission so a note might be made of the type of bodywork (flat bed, box van etc) if that was to be supplied by Thornycroft. Some purchasers preferred to have that element of the construction dealt with elsewhere.

Thornycroft Vehicle Register Vehicle Number Resource
Thornycroft Vehicle Register vehicle numbers 1-1500 (1896 - 1913/14) Download (PDF)

Thornycroft Vehicle Register vehicle numbers 1501-3000 (1913/14 - 1915)

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Thornycroft Vehicle Register vehicle numbers 3001-4500 (1915 - 1917/18) Download (PDF)
Thornycroft Vehicle Register vehicle numbers 4501-6000 (1917/18 - 1919) Download (PDF)
Thornycroft Vehicle Register vehicle numbers 6001-7500 (1918/1919) Download (PDF)
Thornycroft Vehicle Register vehicle numbers 7501-9587 (1919 - 1921/22) Download (PDF)
Thornycroft Vehicle Register vehicle numbers 9588-11250 (1921 - 1925/26) Download (PDF)
Thornycroft Vehicle Register vehicle numbers 11251-12750 (1925 - 1926/27) Download (PDF)
Thornycroft Vehicle Register vehicle numbers 12751-14000 (1926/7) Download (PDF)
Thornycroft Vehicle Register vehicle numbers 14001-16000 (1927/8) Download (PDF)
Thornycroft Vehicle Register vehicle numbers 16001-18000 (1927/8 - 1928/9) Download (PDF)
Thornycroft Vehicle Register vehicle numbers 18001-19700 (1928/9) Download (PDF)